Dublin will be well represented at the Liberty Insurance Camogie All-Stars on Saturday November 3rd at the Citywest Hotel.
Having reached the All-Ireland Senior quarter-final this year, Dublin have been recognised with three nominations for an All-Star proper.
Defender Hannah Hegarty and forwards Orla Beagan and Siobhán Kehoe are all up for a top award.
Not surprisingly the 45-strong shortlist is dominated by players from the All-Ireland Senior finalists – 14 from Kilkenny and 12 for champions Cork.
There’s also a strong Dublin interest in the nominations for the ‘Soaring Stars’ awards.
Dublin half-back Deirdre Johnstone, half-forward Caragh Dawson and full-forward Aoife Bugler have all been including in the 36-strong shortlist.
The awards honour players from the Intermediate and Premier Junior grades. Intermediate champions Cork dominate the shortlist with 10 players nominated.
President of the Camogie Association Kathleen Woods congratulated the nominees.
“The Camogie All-Stars Awards celebrate the outstanding performances of our players all of whom have helped to light up not only the Camogie Championships but a fantastic summer of sport. To be nominated for All-Stars Award highlights the skill, commitment, athleticism and sportsmanship of our players and it is truly deserving for these tremendous role models to receive such recognition for their efforts. ”
Premier Junior All-Ireland winning manager Shane Plowman is nominated for the ‘Manager of the Year’, alongside his Senior counterparts Paudie Murray (Cork) and Ann Downey (Kilkenny).
Meanwhile, the Camogie Association/WGPA Junior Players’ Player of the Year award shortlist is dominated by Dubs.
All-Ireland Premier Junior winning duo Deirdre Johnstone and Caragh Dawson are joined by Kerry’s Patrice Diggin in search of the accolade.
Inter-county players vote for the Players of the Year, with awards also for the Senior and Intermediate Championships.
Tickets for the All-Stars are available from the Camogie Association for €75, on 01-8658651 or firstname.lastname@example.org